It’s a tough life! We took our first sea kayaking trip in our own backyard, putting the kayak into the water on the slipway beside the hospital – Jane’s workplace, and simply heading south.
One of the best campsites we found is at the bottom of Salliaruseq Island, about 25-30 km from our house on Uummannaq Island. There’s a lovely little bay of sand and tiny lumps of gravel and a semicircle of granite protecting the campsite. You still have to drag the kayak a fair way up the beach in case a wave from calving iceberg drags the kayak out to sea. But otherwise, you’re good.
Fresh water is a million or so years old, and easily plucked from the sea as brash from the same icebergs that we paddled past. And entertainment is provided by the birds nesting in the rock walls. Of course, when something “bigger” comes along, the birds give you a heads up to grab the camera.
Life is tough and I miss this life!